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Jackson Healthcare 2016 Physician Trends

Jackson Physician Search
December 4, 2016

Understanding the key trends affecting physicians and hospitals is critical to finding solutions. This leading healthcare industry study covering 2016 physician trends includes insights and “vital statistics” on topics ranging from physician engagement, trends in telemedicine, regulatory impact, compensation and reimbursement and more.



Topics we will cover.

  • Physician Engagement
  • Physician Networking
  • Telemedicine
  • Supply and Demand
  • Regulatory Impact
  • Compensation and Reimbursement
  • Outlook and Satisfaction
  • Practice Environment


Physician Engagement

Creating system-wide physician alignment is one of the most challenging initiatives for hospital executives, and one of the most crucial to success on a wide range of cost, quality and experience initiatives.

51% more inpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians

3% more outpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians

“Among the lessons administrators learned in acquiring and divesting of medical practices during the 1990s is that from a business standpoint, the only similarity between a hospital and a physician practice is that they both have patients.” – Randy Baumann, Delta Healthcare

Physician Networking

61% of physicians scanned social media for medical information at least weekly

46% contributed information to social media on at least a weekly basis

31% of healthcare professionals use social media for professional networking

AMA membership has fallen from a high of 70% of U.S. doctors in the 1950s to 15% in 2011.


Global telemedicine market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 14.3%

During the 2015 legislative session, more than 200 pieces of telemedicine-related legislation were introduced in 42 states

Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring that health plans cover telemedicine services

64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth

Supply and Demand

The American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortfall of physicians between 46,100 and 90,400 by 2025

72% of physicians believe there is a physician shortage

Primary care physicians in rural areas are older and nearing retirement

“As physicians retire, local health systems struggle to replace their core medical staff.” – Randy Gott, SVP with The Advisory Board Company

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